The City of Brussels (French: Ville de Bruxelles or alternatively Bruxelles-Ville , Dutch: Stad Brussel or Brussel-Stad) is the largest municipality of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the de jure capital of Belgium, though the Brussels Capital Region as a whole acts as the capital of Belgium. The City of Brussels comprises primarily only the historic centre of Brussels and may be compared to the City of London in the Greater London Authority.
The City of Brussels is a municipality consisting of the central historic town and certain additional areas within the greater Brussels-Capital Region, namely Haren, Laeken and Neder-Over-Heembeek to the north, and Avenue Louise and the Bois de la Cambre park to the south.
On 1 December 2014, the City of Brussels had a total population of 178,165. The total area is 32.61 km² which gives a population density of 5,464 inhabitants per km². As of 2007, there were approximately 50,000 registered non-Belgians in the City of Brussels.